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Trattoria (Alex Rich, Martino Gamper, Åbäke) at Lungomare 2013, Courtesy of Åbäke

A Journey Through London Subculture 2013 to 2040

2 Nov 2013

To celebrate ICA Off-Site: Old Selfridges Hotel: A Journey Through London Subculture 1980s to Now, Åbäke and Top Nice lead a tour from the perspective of the year 2040, followed by music and the chance to enjoy a glass of English fizz with exhibition contributors.

Focusing on the 'subcultural actors of tomorrow', this futuristic tour will transport visitors to a floor of the luxurious Selfridges hotel in 2040. Here, visitors will explore a re-staging of an ICA exhibition from 2013. Since then many London subcultures have disappeared and re-emerged, and this tour will explore the highlights of the last 30 years. This will be accompanied by a soundtrack from the future and followed by refreshments from a time to come.

Åbäke is a London graphic design collective established in 2000 by Patrick Lacey, Kajsa Ståhl and Maki Suzuki, who met at the Royal College of Art. Alongside design commissions, they have co-founded a record-fashion label (Kitsuné), an architectural magazine (Sexymachinery), a nomadic restaurant (Trattoria and Social Pasta), a museum (Victoria & alferD), a publishing company (Dent-De-Leone) and 13 more aliases and enterprises.

Top Nice is a creative collective based in Stockholm and London, producing festivals, exhibitions and club nights since 2004. Its members are Thomas Bush, Guy Gormley, Hampus Gunnarsson, Daniel Isling, Hampus Larsson, Johan Norling and Max Stenerudh.


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